Equities Fall Prey To Bears

by on December 14, 2011 | ETFs Mentioned:

Equity market turmoil remains a dominant theme as ongoing Euro zone worries are proving to be a major headwind as investors struggle to regain confidence. Europe’s financially fragile health is sparking concerns for a global economic slowdown, which would in turn drag down even the healthiest of markets, including the U.S., which has demonstrated resilience as economic data release on the home front have been predominantly better-than-expected in recent months. The Volatility Index (VIX) continues to hoover above the 25 mark, which has effectively discouraged long-term investors from jumping into the market at current levels given the expectations for more uncertainty [see Low Volatility ETFdb Portfolio].

Checking In: Trading Ideas

This week, our technical trading ideas included long recommendations in a sector-specific ETF and an emerging market bond fund along with a short position in a popular domestic equity fund. Below, we highlight how our trade recommendations from Monday’s Insider have been holding up this week:

Trading Idea #1: Short DIA

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